In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of how the doctrine of incorporation broadened the application of the First Amendment. They will also gain an understanding of the facts of landmark Establishment Clause Supreme Court cases, evaluate arguments about the scope of the Establishment Clause, and assess the Supreme Court's interpretations of the First Amendment with respect to religion in public schools.
Lesson plan PDF includes all handouts:
Essay: Religious Liberty and the Supreme Court
Handout A: Key Question
Handout B: Document-Based Question
Handout C: Organizing Documents